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Half Cents

The half cent coin was produced in the United States from 1793-1857. The half-cent piece was made of 100% copper. It was very slightly smaller than a modern U.S. quarter, with a diameter of 23.5 mm (0.93 inch). It is the lowest face value coin ever produced by the United States. more...

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Coin Appraisals

There are several different types of half cents

  • Liberty Cap, Left (designed/engraved by Adam Eckfeldt) - issued 1793
  • Liberty Cap, Right (large head designed by Robert Scot, small head designed by Scot-John Gardner, engraved by Robert Scot) - issued 1794 to 1797
  • Draped Bust (obverse designed by Gilbert Stuart and Robert Scot, reverse designed by Scot-John Gardner, engraved by Robert Scot) - issued 1800 to 1808
  • Classic Head (designed/engraved by John Reich) - issued 1809 to 1835
  • Coronet (obverse designed by Robert Scot and Christian Gobrecht, reverse designed by John Reich and Christian Gobrecht, engraved by Christian Gobrecht) - issued 1849 to 1857

There are no mint marks on any of the coins (all minted at the Philadelphia Mint) and the edges are plain on most half cents. On the 1793 coin and a variety of the 1797 coin it was lettered TWO HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR and another 1797 variety had a reeded, or milled, edge.

Mintage figures are the following:

Liberty Cap, Left

  • 1793 - 35,334

Liberty Cap, Right

  • 1794 - 81,600
  • 1795 - 139,690
  • 1796 - 1,390
  • 1797 - 127,840

Draped Bust

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1808 Half Cent G 180⁰ Rotated Reverse1808 Half Cent G 180⁰ Rotated Reverse $80.00 1986 Statue Of Liberty Commemorative Proof 2 Coin Set With Silver Dollar & Half1986 Statue Of Liberty Commemorative Proof 2 Coin Set With Silver Dollar & Half $40.00
1809 Half Cent In About Good Condition1809 Half Cent In About Good Condition $36.27 Was: $39.00 1807 Half Cent Ag Holed & Bent1807 Half Cent Ag Holed & Bent $30.00
1802/0 Draped Bust Half Cent Good G To Very Good Vg Overdate * Scarce* 20K Mint1802/0 Draped Bust Half Cent Good G To Very Good Vg Overdate * Scarce* 20K Mint $898.99 Was: $998.88 Half Cent Classic Head 1828 13 Stars Uncirculated [Sn3]Half Cent Classic Head 1828 13 Stars Uncirculated [Sn3] $360.00
1806 P Half Cent - Small Dings - F - See Pics! - (N4511)1806 P Half Cent - Small Dings - F - See Pics! - (N4511) $135.00 1803 P Half Cent - Mark On Face - Ag - See Pics! - (N2410)1803 P Half Cent - Mark On Face - Ag - See Pics! - (N2410) $40.00
1833 P Half Cent - Cleaned - Vf - See Pics! - (N3360)1833 P Half Cent - Cleaned - Vf - See Pics! - (N3360) $75.00 1851 P Half Cent - Xf - See Pics! - (N4515)1851 P Half Cent - Xf - See Pics! - (N4515) $85.00
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1826 Half Cent G1826 Half Cent G $54.00 12 Good Condition Kennedy Half Dollar Coins 40% Silver 1967 1968 1969 199612 Good Condition Kennedy Half Dollar Coins 40% Silver 1967 1968 1969 1996 $50.00
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		1833 Half Cent Xf TonedNew listing 1833 Half Cent Xf Toned $95.00 1834 P Half Cent - Small Rim Dings - Au Details - See Pics! - (E12281)1834 P Half Cent - Small Rim Dings - Au Details - See Pics! - (E12281) $110.00
cull ugly corroded green half cent penny usa ukcull ugly corroded green half cent penny usa uk $5.80 1851 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 2 coins) well circulated #1.23.171851 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 2 coins) well circulated #1.23.17 $35.00
1804 P Half Cent - Corrosion - F - See Pics! - (N4510)1804 P Half Cent - Corrosion - F - See Pics! - (N4510) $80.00 1700 Utrecht High Grade Old Us Coin Colonial "New york penny" duit Voc #E1700 Utrecht High Grade Old Us Coin Colonial "New york penny" duit Voc #E $0.62
1810 Half Cent Vg Holed1810 Half Cent Vg Holed $58.00 1828 Half Cent Xf 12 Stars1828 Half Cent Xf 12 Stars $160.00
1835 P Half Cent - Vf - See Pics! - (N4347)1835 P Half Cent - Vf - See Pics! - (N4347) $75.00 1835 Half Cent Ngc Vf-20 Env. Damage1835 Half Cent Ngc Vf-20 Env. Damage $79.20
Pcgs Genuine 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent Pl. Edge NicePcgs Genuine 1797 Liberty Cap Half Cent Pl. Edge Nice $2,295.00 1832 P Half Cent - F - See Pics! - (E8173)1832 P Half Cent - F - See Pics! - (E8173) $75.00
1809 P Half Cent - Corrosion/Cleaned - Vg Details - See Pics! - (E12092)1809 P Half Cent - Corrosion/Cleaned - Vg Details - See Pics! - (E12092) $50.00 1809/6 Half Cent Ngc Au-55 C-51809/6 Half Cent Ngc Au-55 C-5 $676.50
1804 Half Cent Vf Plain 4 Stemless1804 Half Cent Vf Plain 4 Stemless $235.00 1835 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 3 coins) well circulated #2.50.331835 Half Cents U.S. (lot of 3 coins) well circulated #2.50.33 $55.00
1826 United States (Usa) Classic Head - Half Cent Coin - Clipped1826 United States (Usa) Classic Head - Half Cent Coin - Clipped $49.44 1829 P Half Cent Light Corrosion - Vg - See Pics! (E6277)1829 P Half Cent Light Corrosion - Vg - See Pics! (E6277) $60.00
1833 Scarce utrecht High Grade Old Us Coin Colonial New york penny Duit Voc #E1833 Scarce utrecht High Grade Old Us Coin Colonial New york penny Duit Voc #E $3.25 Premier Slab Coin Holder for Half Cents 1794 - 1836 with LabelsPremier Slab Coin Holder for Half Cents 1794 - 1836 with Labels $2.45
Lot of Three U. S. Half Cents, Inexpensive Type Coins, Discounted 0201-01Lot of Three U. S. Half Cents, Inexpensive Type Coins, Discounted 0201-01 $82.95 Half Cents 1793-1857 Dansco Gallery Album with 64 unmarked slotsHalf Cents 1793-1857 Dansco Gallery Album with 64 unmarked slots $26.99
1792 Zeeland High Grade Old Us Coin Colonial "New york penny" duit Voc #E1792 Zeeland High Grade Old Us Coin Colonial "New york penny" duit Voc #E $2.00
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